Among the given options, which one is not correct for the use of a large amount of fertilisers and pesticides? (a) They are eco-friendly (b) They turn the fields barren after some time (c) They adversely affect the useful component from the soil (d) They destroy the soil fertility

a) They are eco-friendly


Pesticides are chemical substances that are meant to kill pests. In general, a pesticide is a chemical or a biological agent such as a virus, bacterium, antimicrobial, or disinfectant that deters, incapacitates, kills, pests. Fertilizers are chemical substances supplied to the crops to increase their productivity. These are used by the farmers daily to increase the crop yield. The fertilizers contain the essential nutrients required by the plants, including nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus

The advantages of fertilizers are mentioned below:

  • They are easy to transport, store, and apply.
  • For supplying a specific nutrient we can select a specific fertilizer due to its nutrient specific nature.
  • They are water-soluble and can easily dissolve in the soil. Hence, they are easily absorbed by the plants.
  • They have a rapid effect on the crops.

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